You work in a standard office setting, which could make you believe you do not have to worry about serious work hazards the way construction workers do. As an Ocala workers compensation attorney can attest, even work environments with cubicles and water coolers have their fair share of hazards. Without knowing what those hazards are, you may not know whether you have a worker’s compensation case after suffering a workplace injury.
Falls, Slips and Trips
From loose carpet and unsecured cords to wet floors, you may not realize how many slipping, tripping and falling hazards exist in your office. During inclement weather, rain or mud could track inside the building onto floors where you could slip on them and injure yourself. A worker’s compensation attorney in Ocala can help you determine who bears fault in a slip-and-fall accident and how much your injury is worth.
Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen or at a desk at work? Does your employer take measures to ensure all employees have an ergonomic workstation? If you answered “yes” to the first question and “no” to the second, you may suffer from musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. An Ocala workers compensation attorney knows how you can have a medical professional examine your injury to determine if your line of work is to blame.
Do you think you suffered a workplace injury at your office? Contact an Ocala workers compensation attorney at the Law Office of JW Chalkley III, PA at (866) 629-7511, or fill out the online contact form.